INTERIM SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY

III. NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION-THE COLLEGES PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION; THE TITLE IX COORDINATOR OVERSEES THE COLLEGES' RESPONSE TO SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living, and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors.  HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, creed, criminal conviction, disability, domestic violence victim status, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, military status, national origin, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. 

This Interim Sexual Misconduct Policy prohibits and addresses sex discrimination and harassment, sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, intimate partner violence, and sex- or gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature against HWS community members of any sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.

The Colleges, as an educational community, will respond promptly and equitably to reports of sex discrimination and harassment, sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, intimate partner violence or sex- or gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature in order to eliminate the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects on any individual or the community.

Title IX Coordinator

The Colleges have designated Susan Lee to serve as the Colleges’ full-time Title IX Coordinator.  The Title IX Coordinator oversees the Colleges’ centralized review, investigation, and resolution of reports of sex discrimination and harassment, sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, intimate partner violence, and sex- or gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.  The Coordinator also oversees the Colleges’ overall compliance with Title IX.

The Title IX Coordinator is:

  • knowledgeable and trained in Colleges’ policies and procedures and relevant state and federal laws;
  • trained in sexual assault response;
  • available to provide information to any individual, including a Complainant, a Respondent or a third party, about the courses of action available at the Colleges, both informally and formally, and in the community;
  • available to provide private (but not confidential) assistance to any Colleges’ employee regarding how to respond appropriately to a report of conduct covered by this Interim Sexual Misconduct Policy;
  • responsible for monitoring full compliance with all procedural requirements and time frames outlined in this Policy; and
  • responsible for overseeing the training, prevention, and education efforts and periodic reviews of climate and culture.

The Title IX Coordinator works with a Title IX Team.  The Title IX Team has a shared responsibility for supporting, monitoring, and advising regarding the Colleges’ Title IX obligations and resources.  Any member of the Title IX Team is accessible to any member of the community for consultation and guidance.

Members of the Title IX Team include the Title IX Coordinator, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, a counselor on staff at the Center for Counseling and Student Wellness (CCSW) with expertise in sexual assault response and prevention education (who is not serving as counselor for any involved students), and a faculty member elected to this role.  In addition, as determined by the Title IX Coordinator, the Team may include the Director of Campus Safety, the Provost and Dean of Faculty, the Vice President for Student Affairs, and the Vice President for Human Resources, as necessary.  Additional members may be added to the Title IX Team as deemed necessary by the Colleges to ensure proper review and response to reports of sexual misconduct.  In each case, composition of the Team will be limited to a small group of individuals who “need to know” in order to implement procedures under this Policy.  The individuals who “need to know” are those who must provide support and resources for the parties and participate in timely resolution of the complaint.

Inquiries or complaints concerning Title IX may be directed to any member of the Title IX Team.

Name

Title

Office Location

Phone
315-781-xxxx

Email

Susan Lee

Title IX Coordinator, Office of Title IX Programs and Compliance

Seneca Room (Lake level), 603 S. Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456

3922

slee@hws.edu

Stacey Pierce,

Associate Dean of Students

 

3900

pierces@hws.edu

Elizabeth Carroll

Psychologist, Center for Counseling and Student Wellness

Center for Counseling and Student Wellness (“CCSW),  91 St. Clair Street, Geneva, NY 14456

3388

ecarroll@hws.edu

Marty Corbett

Director, Campus Safety

Maintenance Building/ Campus Safety Building

3656

corbett@hws.edu

Titi Ufomata

Provost/Dean of Faculty

Coxe Hall

3304

ufomata@hws.edu

Robb Flowers

Vice President for Student Affairs

Smith Hall, Room 108

3900

flowers@hws.edu

Faculty Member TBD

 

 

 

 

External Reports

Inquiries or complaints concerning Title IX may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

U. S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
New York Office
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, New York 10005-2500
Phone: 646.428.3800
Fax: 646.428.3843
Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov
OCR National Headquarters
U. S. Department of Education  
Office of Civil Rights, Customer Service Team
Mary E. Switzer Building
330 C. Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C.  20202
Tel: 800.421.3481   
Fax: 202.205.9862

Inquiries involving employees may also be referred to:

New York State Division of Human Rights
One Monroe Square
259 Monroe Avenue, Suite 308
Rochester, New York 14607
Phone: 585.238.8250
Email: InfoRochester@dhr.ny.gov
New York State Division of Human Rights
Office of Sexual Harassment
55 Hanson Place, Suite 347
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Phone: 718.722.2060 or 1.800.427.2773
Fax: 718.722.4525
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
National Headquarters
131 Main Street NE Fourth Floor Suite 4NW02F
Washington, D.C. 20507
Phone: 202.663.4900
Fax: 202.663.4912
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
New York District Office
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10004
Phone: 1.800.669.4000
Fax: 212.336.3790
TTY: 1.800.669.6820
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Buffalo Local Office
6 Fountain Plaza, Suite 350
Buffalo, New York 14202
Phone: 1.800.669.4000
Fax: 716.551.4387
TTY: 1.800.669.6820

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